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Beautiful Grotesques

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Beautiful Grotesques

"If I am not grotesque, I am nothing" -Aubrey Beardsley   This halloween, we invited our subscribers on a bewitching journey through the Renaissance in exploration of the grotesque tradition. If you are wondering why you are only see this now on our blog, get on the list.    A goat spews out foliage that ends in torches and an urn grows out of its head, while a sphinge carries her string of baroque pearls. The road to logic does not venture near grotesques. The history of the grotesque dates back to the fourth Pomepian styles of classical antiquity, but we will start our journey at the...

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